Where valuable possessions meet even more valuable expertise

The Hughes Standard: Estate Sales, Auctions & Consignment

Hughes has revolutionized the way high-end vintage and designer estate furnishings are handled. Our model of liquidation will result in more money in your pocket, a more secure, discreet, and private liquidation experience, and a quicker, more efficient process from start to finish. Our full-range of estate liquidation services included Showroom consignment, auctions, vehicle sales, and antique appraisal services. Our responsive staff members possess their own set of specialized knowledge, so you’re assured of receiving not only top dollar, but also the most professional and reliable experience possible. We have earned a reputation for handling the best of designer furnishings from estates throughout the Los Angeles region.

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Altadena Estate Sales – Showroom Services

Altadena Showroom

Since 2007, our Altadena Showroom has offered shoppers hand-picked vintage and designer furnishings from estates all over Los Angeles. Every month, our Showroom features fresh stock from multiple estates all under one roof, attracting shoppers from all over the region. Shoppers line up on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings to be the first ones through the door. This 3-day sale starts the first Friday of every month.

Hughes Estate Sales – Liquidation Services

Security & Convenience

Since 1978, Hughes has assisted thousands with estate sales and services. Our goal is to make things as easy and straightforward as possible. Our Showroom consignment provides a secure and discreet option and allows us to inventory and barcode every single item, eliminating the risks typically associated with opening homes to the public. We ensure that your property is empty in one to two days.

Estate Sale Showroom – Serving Los Angeles

Downtown Arts District Showroom

Located in the heart of the Downtown LA Arts District, our new Showroom brings vintage and designer furnishings within arms reach of loft dwellers, designers, artists, and urban professionals who call Downtown home. Situated at 5th and Alameda, we’re just off the 10 Freeway and just a few blocks from trendy cafés. This 3-day sale starts the third Friday of every month.

Antiques Inspection & Appraisal for Higher Return

Higher Returns

Our Showroom consignment service is proven to bring you more revenue. Whether you are liquidating an entire estate, moving, downsizing or have property in storage, our selection and value estimation process ensures that each item is closely inspected and evaluated. Whether contemporary or antique, your items receive thorough inspection by our appraiser and are beautifully merchandised in our Showroom.

Online Estate Sales – Virtual Shopping Services

Online Sales

As part of our virtual service, the online Store features curated collections and is the perfect place for rare and higher ticket items that call for a worldwide audience. Timed “Spotlight Sales" offering select items from the Showroom floor are a fun, easy way to nab a great find before the estate sale opens! We ship worldwide or can arrange for pick up during Showroom Sale hours.

Vehicle Sales

Vehicle Sales

For higher quality pre-owned or vintage collector cars, we offer a brokerage service. Our in-house specialist brings more than 20 years of automotive expertise and will do a cost analysis of your vehicle before placement on the market. Hughes handles all aspects of the sale from start to finish and has consistently exceeded fair market value on all vehicles sold.

The Hughes Standard

The Hughes Standard

Our official rating system assures you that every item goes through a rigorous 3-step approval process before being offered for sale:

  1. RARITY: Is it one of a kind, or do only a few still remain?
  2. CONDITION: Signs of wear, damage and/or aging
  3. COOL FACTOR: Slightly subjective, is it cool to own?
 Antique Appraisal – Estate Sale Appraiser Service


For valuation estimations and antique appraisal services, our entire appraising team brings decades of experience in determining current market value of valuables. In addition, our in-house staff appraiser is certified by the American Society of Appraisers to conduct Personal Property Appraisals. Our appraisals can simplify equitable distribution among heirs, guide insurance decisions, assist in estate planning, or prepare your items for market.

From Our Customers

  • “Hughes is responsible, responsive and pleasant to deal with. They kept meticulous track of all financial and other details. They were resourceful in identifying our more valuable items and finding the best way of disposing of them. They achieved excellent results for us and were most helpful when we moved out of a big house we’d lived in for a long time. We recommend Hughes Estate Sales highly and with enthusiasm.”

    – George Brumder, Pasadena, CA
  • “This is my favorite place to shop Estate Sales, it’s indoors, cool and the selection is fabulous, you never know what treasures will be there, serious art or Sunday bargains the last day of sales, so fun!!”

    – Florence-Isabelle Megginson
  • “I have used Hughes Estate Sales for two very different jobs — one small and one huge. The first was to sell a few dozen furniture items from a family estate, which they did courteously and quickly. The second involved completely packing up and clearing out forty years’ worth of possessions from a family home. In both cases, Todd and his crews were professional, efficient, and great to work with… Hughes communicated with us each step of the way, settled up promptly, and gave us an itemized list of sales results. We were completely delighted with their helpfulness and with the results.”

    – Julia Hastings, La Cañada, CA
  • “Dissolving my parents’ estate and closing up the Pasadena house they had lived in for over 50 years seemed a daunting task, but the good folks at Hughes really took the load off my back. Their capable staff organized and conducted a public estate sale for us that was quite successful yet also extremely sensitive to members of our extended family. We didn’t have to lift a finger or a dustpan. They swept the house and yard clean before they were done, and all that was left for us to do was lock the door and turn off the lights.”

    – Ted Rhodes, Santa Barbara, CA
Hughes Estate Sales 4.5 out of 5 based on 51 ratings.